Chorizo Cheese Burger with Guacamole

A few nights ago I made Chorizo burgers. Before I met my hubby I had never even heard of chorizo. It’s very tasty, but can be very strong, so I like to mix it with ground beef. We usually get the Mexican chorizo instead of the Spanish kind. The Mexican kind is spicer, so if you are not familiar with it, you may want to use more ground beef. The creamy guacamole pairs really well with the chorizo. If you have your own go to guacamole recipe, feel free to use that if you’d like.

Here’s what you need:

For the burgers:

*3/4 Ib ground beef

*1/2 Ib Mexican chorizo; casings removed

*Worcestershire sauce about 2 TBS or more to taste

*onion powder about 2 tsp or more to taste

*garlic powder about 2 tsp or more to taste

*coarse salt

For the Guacamole:

*1 Avocado

*juice of 1 lime or more to taste

*onion powder; to taste

*garlic powder; to taste

*dried cilantro or fresh; I only had dried on hand; to taste

*salt about 1/8 tsp or to taste

Cut the avocado and scoop out the pulp into a bowl.

With a fork or the back of a spoon, smash the pulp until somewhat smooth.

Add onion powder, garlic powder, lime juice, cilantro and salt.

Mix well; add more ingredients if needed.

Place a piece of plastic wrap on to the guacamole and covering the bowl.

This will keep the guacamole from turning brown. Set aside.

Place ground beef and chorizo in a bowl. Add Worcestershire sauce, onion and garlic powder.

Mix until blended.

Form in to patties, making an indentation in the middle.

This keeps the patties from swelling during cooking.

Heat a cast iron skillet to medium high heat. Salt both sides of patties and place into the skillet.

Cook for about 5 minutes or until a crust forms on the bottom. Turn over and cook for another 5 minutes.

Place cheese slices over patties and cover skillet. Continue cooking for about 1 minute or until cheese melts.

And yes, I know one is not like the other. I always like to leave one patty without cheese for those that prefer just a hamburger.

Place on desired hamburger buns. Spread the guacamole on top of the patty and top with desired toppings and serve.

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